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The MakerBot Digitizer that the company teased as a prototype back at SXSW earlier this year is coming, and soon; MakerBot says that the Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner will be on sale starting the week of August 19th. That’s next week. The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is designed to make it easy for the average at-home user to scan an object, create a 3D image of it, and then print it on a 3D printer. MakerBot says that the software should let users create 3D models with just two clicks and produce a digital design file in minutes. Bre Pettis demoing Digitizer 3D Scanner prototype... Read more...
3D printing continues to edge ever closer to the mainstream, and on the heels of 3D Systems’ announcement that Office Depot will carry its Cube and CubeX 3D printers (for $1,299 and $2,499 respectively), the company has released software that should make designing and printing 3D products much easier for the average user. Cubify Sculpt software is a virtual clay sculpting tool based on 3D Systems’ volumetric CAD engine that allows users to create freeform shapes and intuitively create designs that are ready to print on a 3D printer. Features include embossing with textures, adding colors... Read more...
Mainstream All-In-One PCs have become increasingly more popular in recent years, but AIO workstations remain a rare breed. After all, workstations typically require more horsepower than your average AIO, and IT folks demand better access to a computer’s internals than most ordinary AIOs allow. That makes HP’s Z1 workstation all the more attractive perhaps: it’s meant to give you the power and access of your big workstation box in a small footprint, with no (or few) compromises... That quad-core processor featured in the system is an Intel Xeon E3-1245v2... The CPU runs its four... Read more...
Mainstream All-In-One PCs have become increasingly more popular in recent years, but AIO workstations remain a rare breed. After all, workstations typically require more horsepower than your average AIO, and IT folks demand better access to a computer’s internals than most ordinary AIOs allow. That makes HP’s Z1 workstation all the more attractive perhaps: it’s meant to give you the power and access of your big workstation box in a small footprint, with no (or few) compromises. HP Z1 All-In-One Workstation Before we dive into the Z1 specifications (and its gorgeous, 27-inch... Read more...
CyberPower introduced a new family of Intel Sandy Bridge-E, Ivy Bridge, and Xeon-based professional workstation PCs with NVIDIA Quadro graphics in the form of the new Power Mega II series. The Power Mega II series is available in three versions and six configurations. All models have been tested for use with leading business, graphics and CAD applications. The Power Mega II line includes the Power Mega II 1000, Power Mega II 2000, and Power Mega II 3000. The 1000 series uses the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processors. The 2000 series employs  Intel 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge processors... Read more...
AMD is kicking off its weekend with news of a partnership between itself and CAD software developer PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation). PTC owns and develops the Creo software family. One of the programs at the heart of the company, Creo Element/Pro, was originally known as Pro/ENGINEER. It's not at all unusual for software developers in the CAD/CAM space to ally with hardware manufacturers, but it's typically Nvidia, not AMD, making such announcements. AMD claims that the upcoming Creo 2.0 product suite will be able to take advantage of the GPU in unprecedented ways that simultaneously improve... Read more...
We've just posted a new article here at HotHardware, in which we evaluate X-Gaming's very cool, very retro, X-Arcade Tankstick Dual Controller with Trackball.  Just seeing this thing will take you back to your earlier years when gaming meant stopping by the local arcade and dropping quarters into a slot on your favorite machine.  Be warned though, after reading this article you may be compelled to connect the Tankstick to a home theater PC.  Playing favorites like Mr. Do, Galaga, and Street Fighter II on the big screen would definitely rock!  Click the link below and check... Read more...
Many of us have fond memories of playing video games in the arcade of a local bowling alley, popping 25 cents into the machine on a regular basis to keep the fun going.  Back then, that was the main way to get your game on, displaying your skills for all to see.  If you can remember dropping quarters into the slot of a machine running Pole Position, Galaga, Missle Command or any other game of that era, you might like the business model of X-Arcade. Reminiscent of the days when quarters ruled the video game market, X-Arcade has built a product base of custom game controllers... Read more...
You Tube announced they're starting an awards show for the best videos uploaded to the site. Your friends at HotHardware wish you luck with your uploaded videos, but predict the folks walking down the red carpet to get a statue will be somewhat less glamorous than those chosen for motion pictures. "We wanted to call out some of the most popular videos and let the users choose which ones deserve some additional recognition," said Jamie Byrne, head of product marketing at YouTube. The vast and varied world of online video has gradually... Read more...
The Seventh Annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony was held in San Francisco yesterday, handing out awards to people who used to just watch such things on television from their mother's basement. "This is absolutely unbelievable," Cliff Bleszinski said while accepting the top game award for "Gears of War," a first-person shooter title created by Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios. "I love all of you. And thanks, Mom, for putting up with the whole game developer thing." "Gears of War" also won Technology and Visual Arts awards.... Read more...
NVIDIA just released their Cascades DX10 demo on NZone.Com. The Cascades demo is designed the showcase the performance and the DX10 features built-into their GeForce 8 Series of graphics cards. Every aspect of the Cascades demo demonstrates next-generation features enabled by DirectX 10, including the generation of content and the dynamic particle systems.      "Explore a fantastic new world of endless rock formations and exhilirating detail. Watch majestic waterfalls cascade down the rock, while buzzing swarms of dragonfly-like inhabitants dive and play. Zoom in close to examine... Read more...
eeTimes has a fascinating look at whether bad web pages are bad for your physical and mental health. It seems that if the internet was a Post Office, poorly designed web pages would have us all "going postal." Or having "Mouse Rage Syndrome," anyway. What's the root cause of Mouse Rage Syndrome? It's primarily caused by badly designed and hosted Web sites, according to the research center. All Web surfers are familiar with the causes: slow-loading pages, layouts that are difficult to navigate, pesky pop-ups, and unnecessary... Read more...
Attempting to bridge the divide between two competing standards efforts, Cadence Design Systems will announce Monday (Dec. 4) that it has contributed its Common Power Format (CPF) to the Silicon Integration Initiative's (Si2) Low Power Coalition ahead of the anticipated date of January 31, 2007. A statement from Cadence and Si2 cites "significant customer input" as the reason. Read more here...... Read more...
Hey there HotHardware fans! For those of you that jump right to the news, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of XGaming's very cool, very retro, X-Arcade Dual Arcade Joystick. Just seeing this thing takes me back to my early teens when I spent each summer working in an arcade in a local amusement park.  And after reading Rob's review, I'm SOOO getting one to connect to the home theater PC. Playing Mr. Do, Galaga and Street Fighter II on the big screen is going to rock!... Read more...
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